Sixty Years On, Wilt’s 100 Remains Undisputed

Sixty Years On, Wilt’s 100 Remains Undisputed

Sixty years ago, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors set a record for the most points ever scored in a single game in the history of not only the NBA but all of the major professional sports leagues in North America when he scored 100 points against the New York Knicks during the regular season.

In the words of late NFL coach Bill Parcells, “And it’s not close for second.” This is the account of that incredible accomplishment.

Squeezed into the eastern portion of the state, Hershey, Pennsylvania, is home to about 15,000 people. It is located about 100 miles west of Philadelphia and 15 miles east of Harrisburg, the state capital. Though Brussels and Switzerland would like to take a word, to some it remains the Chocolate Capital of the World. It is the location of Hersheypark, a sizable theme park with more water rides and roller coasters than you can count on your fingers. And for those who enjoy sports, there’s the Hershey Bears, who have been a regular member of the American Hockey League since 1938.

Hershey is near Philadelphia enough that during the early and languid days of the NBA, the Hershey Sports Arena, which was formerly home to the Bears hockey team, hosted regular regular-season games for the Warriors, one of the founding teams of the league that was founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America.

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